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  1. #40
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    Not knowing what caused the problem is not a good idea. Were it me I would open the wall or disconnect the questionable wire from the supply. If this was caused by an animal in the wall we could well have a potential for a fire. If it isn't right than it is not safe. I hope the smoke detectors are all working.

    Quote Originally Posted by timebuilder View Post
    I think thats a little bit like saying that when a tree falls in the forest and no one is there to hear it does it make a sound.

    I also think that it matters that people understand the code, how and when it applies, and who gets to apply it, in the sense of official regulatory authority.

    Would you say that the best idea involves opening the wall, finding the fault, and correcting it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lytning View Post
    Not knowing what caused the problem is not a good idea. Were it me I would open the wall or disconnect the questionable wire from the supply. If this was caused by an animal in the wall we could well have a potential for a fire. If it isn't right than it is not safe. I hope the smoke detectors are all working.
    That's exactly what I was thinking when I mentioned the pest professional above.
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    Quote Originally Posted by timebuilder View Post
    I think that's a "no." It would be nice, though.

    In my radio days, I pushed the envelope VERY gently, unlike our morning guy out of NY who is now on satellite radio. I helped build our "new" studio, where we retired the old Gates Executive board and went to a "modern" unit with slide faders. Fancy stuff for 1985.....
    In its heyday the main engine room housed an RF-Harris FM-20H5, my first experience with ceramic tubes. I recall the exciter deck had a pair of 4CX250B's driving a 4cx20000 making 19.5 kw at the flange with a phased array of "garbage cans" topside (1,055 ft) making about 99.6 kw ERP in an omni pattern. We'd blow transmitter cooling air back into the studio in the winter for heat. I vaguely recall a Gates System 70 automation that we put in when we automated everything but AM & PM drive time. Sure a lot of sad faces over that decision, but ad revenue was in the crapper and advertisers translate into salaries. Big signal but a small market. Station owners played Russian Roulette with various formats, initially country, then talk, then religious, finally Hip-Hop (geeze). Think 'Clear Channel' finally bought it at a fire sale price. Tower was strobed around Y2K, lots harder to hit with 30:06 A lot of sacred cows slaughtered over the years, today there's no longer even a full time CE on staff. One guy now supports a half dozen stations and most of that is via remote over VPN. I don't think the guy even has his ticket. Both 1st & 2nd Phone licenses were downgraded to general in the early 80s. FCC hasn't required it in broadcast in years, now just wallpaper. Onus for technical compliance is now on the owners. Good to be retired.

    Alas we've drifted OT, so I shall bid you farewell. Thanks to all for input.

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    I remember when they downgraded to the general license. I was just getting ready to sit for my first class. I was kinda PO'd about that.
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